October 14th

Posted: October 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

So to clear up a few things from last time:

#1. No I haven’t been successful in juggling 4 things at once. Well, physical objects anyway…I’m juggling tons of things in my life that you guys totally want to hear about, right? Wait. What’s that? You just want to see monkey boy do stupid stuff? WELL YOU ARE IN LUCK:

I’m putting on this over at The Drop:



The very next night we’re doing THIS:


Look at how f****** handsome my cartoon is!!*

*f****** = flippin

THEN the following night on Saturday:

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which has the words:

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I’m one of the 12 comics….shhhhhhhhh.

So that’s what’s going on there.

We are putting together another show like the one we did September 21st! It’ll be in January, and I’m trying to line up a few of my favorite comics from Chicago and Scotland (which sounds weird just to say) to perform. I’ll keep you people posted. I expect tickets to sell out almost immediately, so if you want to be put on the “HEY BEN TELL ME WHEN TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE” list…just shoot me an email at benkonowitz@gmail.com

What else happened. OH….I had a Halloween party!

I know it was early (Oct 12th) but still, the weather was perfect. 60 degrees, no rain…perfect!

jealousThat’s me on the left.


At this point of the night I was pretty drunk so I’m not really sure which one I am…but I’m sure you can figure it out.

Also these:costume


It’s a boxer and his “RING GIRL”….GET IT!!?


My good friend Erin was the creepiest thing at the party, and for once that was a good thing…plus when she sat in a giant chair…HOLY SHIT


So that was that.

There were more people but they haven’t yet posted pictures of themselves….all in all…good times.


I got multiple texts and calls and Facebook msgs and smoke signals that people had sore arms because we did MEGA BEER PONG:


So those are 10…32 gallon trash cans per side and we threw soccer balls at them like regular beer pong. It was REALLY fun.

You’ll notice a port-o-potty….it was THAT good of a time!

So that happened.

Now I’m focused on the next willpower challenge…ohhhhh PS…on the last willpower challenge I said that I would donate 5 dollars for every pound that I lost…I decided that my friends Joe and Haley deserved it. They just bought and now own and operate “Temple News Agency” here in town.


So I gave them like 120 to start their business off right and buy coffee for people that came through the door that morning. Good stuff. Also, I realize that’s not technically a “charity”, but if you read that sentence and had a problem with it, you should probably die in a fire because you missed the point.

I just realized that I’ve been in the local paper and featured in http://www.whatsnewlaporte.com due to the two thousand one hundred and forty dollars…haha made you read it….that we raised for the backpack program:

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Saying that people should die in a fire might send the wrong message.

Then I thought, “Wait…what’s the message?”

Turns out the message is: You don’t have to be “technically” a good person to raise money for a good cause. I’m an atheist that gave to the SALVATION ARMY. One of the people running that organization actually said “If God can use Ben Konowitz, God can use anyone.” So….


Just kidding…see what I did there?


no but really, that was said…so….

Contrary to popular belief, I don’t have a problem with religion at all. For example, the money from the January show is going to an excellent organization!


I checked with Nate, the pastor over at State Street, and he was cool with me being a heathen and still giving some money.*

*He never used the term heathen, he just said I should probably shower to present the check*

My opinion about raising/giving money to a cause/charity is:

#1 Do you believe in the cause 100%

#2 Do you think your money will help further their goals

#3 Do you think they are responsible with their donations


#1…..feeding hungry people, um….screw off if you don’t think that’s a good idea?

#2….I hope we can raise about 2,500 bucks to REALLY help them blow their goals out of the water!

#3….I know and love and trust my very good friends Erin and Cary (who are members of the church), and I know and trust (we’re just not there with the love part yet) the pastor of the Church, Nate. I know they are all committed to spending the money at the food bank and not in the general church fund….which for an atheist is kind-of important.


To recap.

Bad guy atheist raises money for charity that is associated with churches, no one knows what the hell is going on.

It’s ok, I’m used to it.

No matter what you believe, we can still all get together and shove some money at something awesome!


Well, we tried.

ALSO….I’m starting a new WillPower month on October 16th…which is WEDNESDAY!  Suggestions welcome until then!*

*I realize I was supposed to start one last week, but I didn’t FEEL like it….so…there you go.

  1. rhetoricgirl says:

    Ben, you know he was joking when he said god was using even you, right? That was his way of trying to bond with you. He was in no way, whatsoever, trying to undermine your efforts. You, of all people, can’t be offended by a joke?! That’s the beauty of comedy. To bring all walks of life together to a level playing field to laugh, interact and poke fun at each other. So, I hope you aren’t at all being sensitive to his comment – it was truly in jest and he thinks very highly of you.

    • Michelle B says:

      Why does it say RhetoricGirl?

      • I don’t know, but we’re going to teach you how to internet someday! 😛 Of COURSE I know he was kidding…come on now, I’m a comic! My plan is to give to quite a few different local charities, that’s all. I’m just spreading the love around to a few different places, don’t worry!!! I love the backpack program and can’t wait to support it even more! 🙂

    • There we go, I think the problem is that I have to moderate comments and so they don’t show up right away, I think that’s why there were multiple posts. No worries. Got it figured out now 🙂

      • Michelle B says:

        Lol did my comment show up multiple times?! Sheesh. Ok thanks for clearing that up. I was afraid you took his comment to heart.

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